The Locksmith performs work relating to the installation, maintenance and repairs of locks and locking devices. Opens, repairs and drills safes and changes combinations. Makes keys, picks locks and changes keys when required. Changes cylinders, makes keys to fit grand master and floor master combinations. The FDNY locksmith, on average produces over 3,500 keys a year ranging from file cabinet keys, vehicle keys, Medeco keys and narcotic locker keys. All EMS stations are equipped with a narcotics locker. Narcotic lockers are double keyed and are Borough specific, meaning that in the event an employee loses his/her key, the cylinder of all narcotic lockers within that Borough must be exchanged. FDNY currently has a fleet size of over 2,200 vehicles/apparatus and over 260 facilities that the locksmith is responsible for. These vehicles which range from light and medium duty vehicles to ambulances, which have 12 to 13 locks each and fire apparatus all have specialty type keys. Facilities house life saving equipment as well as controlled substances. The locksmith shop operates a normal day shift as well as responding to emergencies as they arise at Fire and/or EMS stations.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. Five years of full-time satisfactory experience as a locksmith acquired within the last ten years; or
2. Three years of such experience plus sufficient related and approved educational training or full-time satisfactory experience as a locksmith apprentice or trainee to make a total of five years of experience. Six months of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of related and approved educational training or full-time experience as a locksmith apprentice or trainee; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent of "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least three years of experience as described in "1" above.
At the time of appointment, candidates must possess a valid New York City Locksmith License. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.
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55-30 58Th St
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.